Ashwin Kumar is a Senior Manager with GEP. He joined the firm in 2008 and is part of the global consulting team based in Mumbai. Prior to joining GEP, Ashwin received his MBA from the Indian School of Business (ISB). Prior to his MBA, Kumar worked at Frost & Sullivan for four years, as a Senior Research analyst with the Chemicals Vertical in Asia Pacific.
Stephany Lapierre, Founder and CEO of tealbook, is a born entrepreneur with 15 years' experience in the healthcare industry. Since founding her first company, Matchbook, in 2008, Stephany has become an invaluable sourcing expert for some 25 leading pharma and biotech companies, efficiently managing more than 250 vendor searches across all healthcare functions. She believes there is a way to make the RFP process simpler, target and more efficient for all stakeholders. In 2014, she launched tealbook, an intuitive online solution to help clients store, organize and find vendors in real-time.
Lynn Larson, CPCP, has more than 15 years of Purchasing Card experience. Her previous job roles include education manager for the NAPCP and P-Card program manager for the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. She has held the Certified Purchasing Card Professional (CPCP) credential since June 2007. In January 2014, she founded Recharged Education LLC, which focuses on Commercial Card training, consulting and educational resources (www.recharged-education.com).
Dr. Soheila R. Lunney, is the President of Lunney Advisory Group LLC, and co-author of the book “The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Strategies & Techniques For Supply Management Professionals.” She has over 25 years of supply management, procurement, and business experience, involving both domestic and international (Far East, Europe and Russia) activities. She has extensive experience in consulting, coaching and training in supply management, procurement, reengineering the supply management process, the management of procurement function, sourcing of materials and services, reducing total cost of ownership, and negotiation of complex contracts.
Prior to founding Lunney Advisory Group in 2007, Dr. Lunney joined Education Management Corporation (EDMC) as the Vice President of Procurement in January of 2004. Prior to joining EDMC, she was the Director/Deputy to the Chief Procurement Officer at Bayer Corporation. During her 17 years of service at Bayer, she held several positions with increasing responsibilities in Research and Development, Logistics, Customer Services, Materials Management, and Procurement.
Dr. Lunney obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Science from National University of Iran followed by M.S. and Ph.D. from University of East Anglia in Norwich, England.
Dr. Lunney served as a member of the Board of Directors of Pittsburgh Institute for Supply Chain Management (ISM) from 2005 through 2011 and also on the Board of Directors of EDMC Foundation and Pittsburgh Regional Minority Purchasing Council. In addition, since 1999, she has been a member of the Advisory Board of Supply Chain Management at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh where she taught a course in Procurement/Supply Chain Management in the evenings. Dr.. Lunney is a frequent speaker on different Supply Chain Management topics at professional organizations such as ISM (different affiliates), Lawson annual CUE Conference, Puridiom Conference, SPI annual Conference and is a sole holder of a U.S. Patent relevant to Polyurethane Technology and author of several publications.
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Andrés Mancini, Vice President, Marketing, at FedBid, oversees development and implementation of all marketplace, market and go-to-market strategies for the company’s federal, state and local, educational and commercial markets. In this key leadership role, he also guides corporate communications and directs FedBid's lead generation and brand strategy through inbound marketing, including blogging, search engine optimization, content marketing, and social media.
John Mawhinney is currently serving as Director – Supply Chain Management Programs and Assistant Professor for Supply Chain Management, Palumbo-Donahue School of Business, Duquesne University, and oversees the development and administration of the Supply Chain Management Program. He has 26 years of industry experience including 18 years with Westinghouse Electric Corporation in leadership positions in logistics, distribution, transportation, purchasing and SCM systems, and five years with Eaton/Cutler-Hammer in logistics strategic development and operations.
Robert Menard provides purchasing and negotiation expertise as professional speaker and trainer, consultant, and expert witness. His professional designations include, Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP), Certified Professional, and Purchasing Consultant (CPPC). He has authored two books, You’re the Buyer – You Negotiate It and Green Purchasing and Sustainability.
Matthew Miller is CEO of K2 Sourcing, an organization known for providing the best Strategic eSourcing, eProcurement, and eInvoicing Applications and Procurement Shared Services solutions in the market. After using alternative market solutions while working as a Procurement Manager, Matt Miller founded K2 Sourcing in 2003. Under Miller’s leadership, K2 Sourcing has won multiple industry awards for its exceptional customer service and customer loyalty.
A former Supply Chain Manager, Miller understands the challenges of managing global supply chains and balancing corporate demands. Matt holds an MBA from Marquette University and undergraduate degrees from Carthage College in both Business and Psychology.
Currently Matt focuses much of his time on growing K2 Sourcing by constantly reinforcing a culture of exceptional service that drives ROI, investing heavily in application development, focusing on superb execution and continuous improvement, staying abreast of the latest trends in procurement transformation, and providing thought leader content.